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Offline misstinkerbell77

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George H Walden - Coldstream Guards 1942
« on: Thursday 19 April 18 20:14 BST (UK) »
Good evening,

I am trying to find out about my grandfathers time in the Coldstream Guards and wonder if anyone has access to any records. I am unable to spare £30 for the MoD search currently.

His details are:

George Henry Walden
b. 11 Nov 1910
m. 1 Aug 1942 (Mabel Rosetta Clark)
d. 12 Jun 1976

On his marriage certificate it states he is a Private in the Coldstream Guards.  He was born and lived in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Any information or guidance would be gratefully received.

Julie


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Re: George H Walden - Coldstream Guards 1942
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 19 April 18 21:33 BST (UK) »
You could try The Coldstream Guards, archive section.
But their fees are £33.

https://coldstreamguards.org.uk/products/archive-search

There will be nothing available online.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: George H Walden - Coldstream Guards 1942
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 April 18 08:15 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your reply.  I shall go down that route when finances are a little easier. Thanks again.

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Re: George H Walden - Coldstream Guards 1942
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 April 18 00:12 BST (UK) »
If he was in the Coldstream Guards he would be ranked as a Guardsman, they don't have Privates ;)

Do you know what battalion he was in?

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Re: George H Walden - Coldstream Guards 1942
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 25 April 19 20:27 BST (UK) »
Gosh, a year after the last reply (which I appear to have missed- sincere apologies to Drew5233) and I’m back again.  On my grandparents marriage certificate it says ‘private Coldstream Guards’.  🤔